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What are some reasons for trochanter pain?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bursitis # 1

Lateral hip pain (greater trochanter area) causes include bursitis, gluteus medius and minimus tendinitis, proximal it band syndrome, sacroiliac dysfunction and referred pain from the lumbar spine.
Less common diagnoses include labral (cartilage) tears, osteoarthitis (usu. Hurts in front/groin), avascular necrosis and bone tumors.

In brief: Bursitis # 1

Lateral hip pain (greater trochanter area) causes include bursitis, gluteus medius and minimus tendinitis, proximal it band syndrome, sacroiliac dysfunction and referred pain from the lumbar spine.
Less common diagnoses include labral (cartilage) tears, osteoarthitis (usu. Hurts in front/groin), avascular necrosis and bone tumors.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several reasons

Trochanteric pain is typically due to bursitis but can also be due to strain or tear of the gluteal tendons.
I have also seen trochanteric pain referred from an intra-articlular joint problem and lumbar spine. A thorough history and physical will usually point you in the right direction. A simple x-ray, nsaid's and physical therapy usually help. Mri if no improvement.

In brief: Several reasons

Trochanteric pain is typically due to bursitis but can also be due to strain or tear of the gluteal tendons.
I have also seen trochanteric pain referred from an intra-articlular joint problem and lumbar spine. A thorough history and physical will usually point you in the right direction. A simple x-ray, nsaid's and physical therapy usually help. Mri if no improvement.
Dr. Vic Kalman
Dr. Vic Kalman
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: The hip list

Trochanteric bursitis if includes butt and back piriformis si joint; with a limp and joint stifff hip arthritis pelvis and bone tumor avn of hip to name a few.

In brief: The hip list

Trochanteric bursitis if includes butt and back piriformis si joint; with a limp and joint stifff hip arthritis pelvis and bone tumor avn of hip to name a few.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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